Employment Opportunities

Graduate Teaching Assistantships

TAs pay approximately $11,500 annually and we prioritize graduate students for these positions—Masters students have two years of priority for placement; Doctoral students have four years of priority placement. The number of available positions is contingent on Faculty budget and overall student numbers.

GTA duties include the following:

  • Marking assignments and exams
  • Managing discussion periods
  • Teaching tutorials and/or lectures under supervision of faculty
  • Invigilation duties
  • Academic assistance to students in office hours
  • Estimated hours of work per term: 192

Eligibility:

  • Must be a registered full-time student in a Master’s or PhD program at UBC Okanagan
  • Must possess necessary educational qualifications
  • Priority is given to graduate students in FCCS

Positions Available:

  • CULT 100 and 200 level courses
  • ENGL 100 and 200 level courses
  • SPAN 100 and 200 level courses
  • VISA 100 and 200 level courses
  • CRWR 100 and 200 level courses
  • ARTH 100 and 200 level courses
  • THTR 100 and 200 level courses

Salary:

  • GTA I – $34.04 per hour
  • GTA II – $32.79 per hour

Application deadline: August 30,2019

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Graduate Research Assistantships

RAs are employment opportunities for qualified students offered by faculty members with research grants and contracts. As a paid research assistant, graduate students assist their supervisor or other researchers in conducting high-level research, which often contributes to the student’s thesis or dissertation. RAs are not guaranteed because they follow the financial cycles of the supervisor’s external grants and contracts.

There are no current GRA positions.

Undergraduate Teaching Assistantships

Undergraduate TAs are paid $16.13 per hour. To be eligible for a UTA position, students must be registered in a bachelor degree and enrolled full-time studies (minimum 24 credits) at UBCO. Preference is given to students who are majoring in an FCCS program.

UTA duties may include the following:

  • Assist and supervise students during writing labs
  • Assist with marking low-stakes exercises
  • Attend selected class sessions
  • Attend meetings with instructor
  • Communication with students via email
  • Admin duties including photocopying exams and instructional materials
  • Invigilation duties during in-class exams
  • Assist supervisors using Canvas & iLrn
  • Teach lectures under the supervision of faculty
  • Assist students during office hours
  • Estimated hours of work: maximum 12 hours per week depending on workload.

Eligibility:

  • Must be registered in a bachelor’s program at UBC Okanagan
  • Must possess the necessary educational quilifications
  • Preference is given to students who have a major in an FCCS program

Positions available:

  • 5 positions for Spanish

Salary:

  • $16.13 per hour

The number of available positions is contingent on Faculty budget and overall student numbers.

Application deadline: April 30,2019

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Undergraduate Marker

Undergraduate Markers are paid $15.51 per hour. To be eligible for a Marker position, students must have declared a Major or Minor in the course which Marker duties will be assigned, and must have taken substantial amount of 300 level courses in assigned area (E.g. CULT, ENGL, SPAN, FREN). Students must have a GPA of 85% or above.

Marker duties may include the following:

  • Attending lectures
  • Marking exams, tests or assignments which require only objective marking
  • Provide feedback to students as needed

Estimated hours of work:  6-12 per week

The number of available positions is contingent on Faculty budget and overall student numbers.

There are no current Marker positions.

Workstudy

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